Lawyers, Civil Society and the State in Post-colonial Malaysia

Grant number: DP0986954 | Funding period: 2009 - 2014

Completed

Abstract

This study investigates how Malaysian lawyers have mobilized to defend core legal values in response to key political events in Malaysian history. It will contribute to Australian understanding of civil society and the rule of law in our regional neighbour and build bridges between Malaysian and Australian lawyers and scholars. The development of deeper respect for the rule of law in this region plays an important role in increasing regional stability and creating a safe and more predictable environment. Understanding the role that lawyers play in this process is a vital component of regional security.

University of Melbourne Researchers